The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said his ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari was not for power.
Tinubu stated this Wednesday when he met with the APC Senate caucus to discuss his presidential ambition. He noted that he would need the support of the senate as it would go a long way, adding that he cannot run the race alone.
While speaking with the lawmakers, the former Lagos State Governor said, “This (presidential ambition) is not about gaining power. It is about securing good government for the nation,” Tinubu told the senators.
“I seek your partnership in my quest to become the Presidential Candidate of our party and to win the general elections in February 2023 for all APC candidates.
“This is not about gaining power. It is about securing good government for the nation.
“Together, the executive and legislative branches of this democratic tree must strive to cultivate and bring forth good fruit for the welfare of the people.”
In response, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, stated that they are in support of his ambition and wished him well in his endeavors.
He said, “Your Excellency, once again, all of us wish you well, wish you the best of luck, wish you success in this and in the affair of fighting for APC, to continue to be the ruling party in Nigeria, and justifiably so, Your Excellency, we are with you.”
Meanwhile, the Presidential aspirant had also taken to his Twitter handle to state his visit to the lawmakers. According to him, “Today, I made a friendly & informative return to the National Assembly building to meet the APC caucuses in both the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives.
“The visit represented a fond homecoming for me, lasting several hours as we deliberated on a wide range of issues, ranging from the role of the legislature as the people’s representatives to cooperation on addressing the key substantive issues of the day, the future of the APC and how I can work together with our legislators to accelerate Nigeria’s drive toward economic prosperity, security and perfecting our democratic structures.